MU Football

Big 12 Football Notebook: Oklahoma's early struggles not new to Stoops

Oklahoma, which has won three straight conference titles in football, is 2-2 going into Big 12 play. But Sooners coach Bob Stoops said the program has rebounded from early difficulties in the past.

MU football center Tim Barnes grabbed attention at age fourteen

Tim Barnes, a junior center on Missouri football's offensive line, first got the attention of the coaches when he was a freshman in high school. His high school coach said both Barnes' attitude and motivation helped lead their team to an 8-2 record and conference title.

Pregame Playmakers: Setting up Faurot Field

This is the first video in a six part series that goes behind the team, to take a look at the faces and organizations that make MU game days happen.

Pinkel expresses pleasure with Gabbert's poise

The sophomore quarterback has not thrown an interception this season.

1976 RV takes maintenance but becomes site of great tailgate parties

Sully Fairchild and Kevin Reichert are among eight friends who maintain a tailgate RV for Missouri football games. The group bought and retooled the RV last year.

ESPN to air Children's Hospital, Missouri School of Journalism commercials

The Children's Hospital and Missouri School of Journalism will be featured in the ESPN broadcast of the MU-Nebraska game Thursday evening.

AP pollsters talk Missouri football

The Missourian asked some of the Associated Press pollsters from around the country about their rationales for ranking the Missouri football team, and what would need to happen for the Tigers to imporve their ranking.

Who was Kenji Jackson before he was a Tiger?

“Changing to safety could have been the best thing that ever happened to me,” Missouri safety Kenji Jackson said. “I don’t know if I’d be here as a running back.”

Pinkel admits Missouri's running game needs improvement

Throughout fall camp, the Missouri football team's coaching staff made it seem like the Tigers' running game would be a strength of the offense and a way to counter quarterback Blaine Gabbert's inexperience. But after four games, Missouri's rushing attack is struggled to get going.

Big 12 Notebook: Kansas football team learns from nonconference test

The Jayhawks, now 4-0, relied on a late touchdown and defensive stops to hold off Southern Mississippi at home Saturday

So far, Gabbert's passing numbers impressive

After Missouri's 4-0 start, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert is at or near the top of the national rankings in several passing categories.

Mizzou just misses AP Top 25

After four winning games, including a victory against Nevada, Missouri still falls short of the rankings by one. With many upsets over the weekend, the polls for teams below the top three rankings struggled to place the other football teams.

Missouri football team uses bye week to prepare for Nebraska

Players said the upcoming bye week is a good opportunity to rest and get healthy for the next home game Thursday against Nebraska.

Alexander's big day helps Missouri football get past Nevada, 31-21

Wide receiver Danario Alexander caught nine passes for 170 yards, and the Tiger defense forced a key fumble early in the fourth quarter. Missouri beat Nevada, 31-21.

Missouri running game struggles, but produces big plays

After struggling in the first half, Kendial Lawrence and Derrick Washington each had a big play in the second half.


A running account of Missouri's 31-21 over Nevada at Reno.

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Abandoned bus subject of Nevada tailgaters' urban legend

The former Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District bus mysteriously found its way to Reno.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about the University of Nevada-Reno

The Wolf Pack plays in "The biggest little city in the world," but did you know that they used to take the field as the "Sagebrushers?" The Missouri football team will be traveling to Reno for its first true road game of the year.

Missouri punt returner looking for running room

Carl Gettis, a third-year starter at cornerback who is in his first season returning punts for the Tigers, has four returns for 21 yards.

Missouri cornerbacks aim for fun season

Missouri's cornerbacks say playing loose yet focused this season is important for getting better results after finishing 117th nationally in pass defense last season.